Certificate in Language Proficiency in French

Certificate in Language Proficiency in French

Course information

Course title Certificate in Language Proficiency in French
Postnominal Cert. Lang. Pr.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 30
Coordinator Marilyn Mallia
Delivered by Faculty of Arts
The Certificate in Language Proficiency in French will train you as a beginner to become proficient in French. The French language is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the ninth most widely spoken language in the world. An ability to understand and communicate in French will make you an advantageous candidate when applying at the international job market, as it opens the doors of companies in France and in other French-speaking parts of the world. The course will train you in language skills up to Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.

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To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations.

The Certificate Course may be taken concurrently with any University undergraduate or postgraduate course, whether followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

This course is open to University of Malta current students only - Information about the application process will be forwarded by the Faculty of Arts to students in due course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: If students are following a FT course at UM - No fees apply.
If students are not following a FT course at UM - Total Tuition Fee: €4,250. Yr1 - €1,420 - Yr2 - €1,420 - Yr3 - €1,410
These tuition fees are quoted for indicative purposes only as they are based on the programme of studies of 2018/9.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• use the four language skills in French - speaking, listening, reading and writing - at a B1 level, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
• develop positive attitudes towards cultural diversity and intercultural communication;
• engage in a range of communicative scenarios through appropriate speech acts;
• understand a variety of written texts and oral conversations at a level-appropriate length;
• express yourself fluently and fairly accurately in writing;
• use a range of vocabulary and grammatical structures to express yourself.
If you are a student from any faculty or department of the University of Malta desiring to learn a new language and be introduced to a new culture, then this course is designed to provide you with the language proficiency you seek. It is addressed in particularly if you are seeking to learn French for communication.
The Certificate in Language Proficiency aims to enable you to learn French not only for communication purposes, but also within the framework of a career pathway as a useful, additional professional qualification. This course will also have the added benefit of preparing you, should you desire, for an international qualification in the shape of the DELF exams.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 23 June 2022

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